Business & Hospitality Management
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Management skills are evergreen – they never go out of style. Do you have what it takes to be a business leader?

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NOVA Grads Take Care of Business

NOVA’s Business & Hospitality Management programs prepare students to be decision makers. Study Business Administration or our curriculum for career paths in restaurant, hotel and tourism management. The path you choose is up to you – either way, NOVA will have you ready to take on the business world.

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  • Transfer is not always the goal, but transfer resources are available for students interested in applying to senior institutions.

  • NOVA’s Business & Hospitality Management courses serve students at all stages of their careers: high school graduates, those who are just starting out and experienced management professionals.

Manage Your Future

Hospitality is just one of the industries that NOVA graduates are prepared to manage. With the knowledge you gain, you don’t have to settle, and can choose from a number of industries.

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  • Hotel Manager

    Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.

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  • Restaurant Manager

    Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants or other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages.

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  • Executive Administrative Assistants

    Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and more.

    • Potential Salary: $51,465
    • Local Companies: United Bank, General Dynamic Information Technology
    • Programs at NOVA: Business Management A.A.S. 

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  • Accounting Technician

    Programs at NOVA: Accounting A.A.S.

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Discover Your Passion

NOVA offers degree programs to hone your managerial skills – skills that every business needs to be successful.

Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

Hospitality is a delicate balance between exceeding customer expectations, and operating a disciplined business model.

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Accounting, A.A.S.

CFOs are the new CEOs, because every business in every industry needs a financial wizard.

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  • Accounting, A.A.S.

    Associate of Applied Science Degree

    The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment in the accounting field or for those presently in accounting who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills. The occupational objectives include accounting trainee, accounting technician, junior accountant, and accountant.

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  • Accounting, C.S.C.

    This curriculum will provide students with the accounting courses needed to meet the requirements of the Virginia Board for Accountancy to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (C.P.A.) examination.

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  • Accounting: Bookkeeping, Certificate

    The program is designed to provide the student with sufficient knowledge to keep a simple set of accounting books and/or to qualify for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and accounting.

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  • Business Administration, A.S.

    This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in business administration with a major in accounting, business management, decision science and management, information systems, finance, marketing, etc.

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  • Business Management: Business Information Technology, C.S.C.

    The curriculum is designed to teach the foundations of business information technology and the first award for persons who intend to pursue certificate and/or associate degree programs in business-related fields.

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  • Business Management, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed for individuals who seek employment in business management or for those presently in management who are seeking promotion.

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  • Business Management: Entrepreneurship, C.S.C.

    This program is designed to prepare students to start and grow a successful small business by providing instruction in entrepreneurial culture, strategy, operations, financial management, marketing, and leadership.

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  • Business Management: Leadership Development, C.S.C.

    This program combines communication and human relations competencies with specialized business courses.

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  • Contract Management, A.A.S.

    This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to seek employment in contract management positions and for those presently in contract management positions who seek career advancement.

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  • Contract Management, Certificate

    This curriculum is designed for students wishing to take courses directly related to the contract management field.

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  • Hospitality Management, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed both to enable the student to enter executive training and management positions in the hospitality industry and for those presently employed who desire updating in the field.

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  • Hospitality Management: Culinary Arts, Certificate

    The Culinary Arts Certificate curriculum is designed for persons seeking skills for employment in culinary positions and for those presently employed who desire updating skills for the food service industry.

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  • Hospitality Management: Food Service Management Specialization, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed to enable the student to enter executive training and management positions in hotels, resorts, private clubs, or restaurants and food service operations in institutions.

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  • Hospitality Management: Meeting, Event, and Exhibition Management, Certificate

    The curriculum is designed for persons seeking careers in the growing field of meeting management and to develop and update the skills of those presently employed in the field.

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  • Marketing, A.A.S.

    The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in areas involving the marketing and distribution of goods and for those presently in these fields who are seeking promotion.

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  • Marketing, C.S.C.

    The curriculum is designed to offer students already employed in marketing sales and promotion the opportunity for improving skills and advancement on the job.

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  • Marketing: Marketing Management, C.S.C.

    This curriculum is designed to offer students already employed in marketing management the opportunity for improving skills and advancement on the job.

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  • Marketing: Promotion and Public Relations, C.S.C.

    This one-year curriculum is designed to offer students already employed in promotion and public relations the opportunity to improve and update their skills allowing for advancement on the job.

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  • Marketing: Social Media, C.S.C.

    The one-year curriculum is designed to offer students already employed in marketing the opportunity to improve and update their skills allowing for advancement on the job.

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You can go in a lot of directions with a degree from NOVA. Ready to get down to business? We’re here to help.

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